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Applying for a Visa Abroad: U.S. Embassies and Consulates
Where and how to get the right to spend a limited amount of time in the United States.
Applying for a Visa in the U.S.: The Immigration Authorities
After getting the go-ahead from USCIS, it's time to apply for your green card.
Before You Immigrate
Whether you plan to come to the United States for a short visit or a permanent stay, your first step is to apply for a visa.
Coming to Work in the United States: The U.S. Department of Labor
Employers who want U.S. residency for foreign workers must get a labor certification.
How to Keep Your Green Card After You Get It
Follow these rules and you won't lose your status as a permanent resident of the U.S.
Learn the Language of the Immigration Bureaucracy
A glossary of terms you're likely to encounter during your immigration experience.
Nonimmigrant Visas
Nonimmigrant visas, such as tourist and student visas, permit you to enter the U.S. for a short time.
Obtaining Proof of U.S. Citizenship
If you have a right to U.S. citizenship, what's next?
Sponsoring a Family Member for a Green Card
Whether you can bring other family members to the U.S. depends on how the family member is related.
Sponsoring a Fiance or Spouse for a Green Card
Planning your immigration strategy is as important as planning your wedding.
U.S. Citizenship by Birth or Through Parents
You may already be a U.S. citizen and not know it.
What to Expect at the Border
Entering the U.S. may not be easy, even when you have a valid visa in hand. Here are some tips to smooth your passage.
When the U.S. Can Keep You Out
Learn why you may be denied entry to the United States and how to avoid being turned away.
When Visa or Green Card Holders Must Pay U.S. Taxes
If the U.S. government considers you a tax resident, you must file a U.S. tax return. Here's how to determine your status.
Who Is Eligible to Apply for U.S. Citizenship?
Find out who is eligible for U.S. citizenship and how to apply.
Who Qualifies for a Green Card
Categories of people who can apply for a green card, to make their home in the U.S.
Winning a Green Card Through the Visa Lottery
You may be eligible for one of the 50,000 green card lottery slots available each year.